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Autonomic Dysregulation - Initial Information*
The subject of malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System is key to understanding how the body self-regulates. One of the most impressive collections of information related to ANS dysregulation is found on Dr. Klinghardt's web site. Some of these observations are reproduced below, and you are invited to go to his web site for further information. I must add, however, that the full presentation of Dr. Klinghardt's work is only available through attending his seminars and reading his texts. There are good video presentations available through the Products section of his web site. [Also read the Expanded Paradigm; and the information on Biofeedback assessment of the Autonomic Nervous System that I think is the breakthrough technology to measure ANS activity and prove Klinghardt's work.]
[to be added, for now see my list: ANS Functional Factors]
Dr. Klinghardt's List of Seven Dysregulators of the ANS
The Basic Philosophy of Neural Therapy
In the early part of this century there were 2 basic theories of illness:
1. Virchow's Cell Theory (in this country this theory is incorrectly believed to come from Pasteur) Each cell can be looked at as a uni-cellular organism, that responds and reacts primarily as if it was alone. Toxins, bacteria and other invaders interact with these individuals, that become sick if their defenses break down. Illness is the breakdown of a larger number of these individual cells.
2. Ricker's "Relationspathologie" (Pathology of Related Structures) G.Ricker (his book: Relationspathologie, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1924) demonstrated in arduous and lengthy microscopy sessions, that the pathogenic stimulus which is necessary for conversion of a healthy group of cells into a pathological tissue does not act on the cell or the cell wall but on the sympathetic nerve fiber (which in turn regulates a majority of the functions of the cell wall). All cells of the organism are in close proximity and regulated by the terminal fibers of the sympathetics. Ricker demonstrated, that virtually all types of known stimuli (mechanical, thermal, electro-magnetic, chemical -including neurotransmitters, hormones, toxins, microorganisms)lead to a change in frequency and amplitude of action -potentials in the afferent sympathetic neuron. This research has only recently been made available since the opening of the iron curtain (University of Magdeburg, Germany), even though the Am. Academy of Neural Therapy has stated this for years based on clinical observation. The stimulus has no lasting effect, when the organism can detox the area [Dr. Wilson note: this is the subject of the German Dr. Reckeweg's chart on "Homotoxicology"] or abolish the stimulus in some other way (or when a medical intervention accomplishes this). However, when the organism does not succeed the sympathetic nervous system will be chronically aroused and react chronically. Ricker was able to prove every aspect of this thesis in the experiment using live animals.
*From the web site of the American Academy of Neural Therapy, Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D. His approach is practiced by the network of practitioners with which he is associated. [Overview of approach used at National Integrated Health Associates.]
See also Obstacles to Cure and ANS Function Factors: A checklist taken from a patient handout of Dr. Mark McClure at National Integrated Health Associates: "There are multiple components that determine the functional state of the Autonomic Nervous System as reflected by the Heart Rate Variability. They can be constitutional, temporary destabilizing factors, or chronically acquired."